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TERM LIMIT AMBIVALENCE
November 18, 1992
Nothing shows more clearly Americans’ ambivalence toward term limits than the election results in the states that passed congressional term limits on Nov. 3. The 14 states that approved ceilings on the terms of members of Congress also sent back to Capitol Hill 71 senators and congressmen to serve beyond the limits they set for future elections. “I don’t like incumbents,” the voters said, “except for my incumbent.”
VALUE OF CHILDREN
November 18, 1992
To the editor: The shortage of good, affordable child care is in the news again. People want more care options, additional space, before- and after-school programs, etc. Nobody in four recent Journal-World articles mentioned the most obvious option, the place with the space, the program that runs ‘round the clock: a parent at home. The working parents I know are not asking for more day care. They are asking for more flexibility, decent benefits and a family wage that will allow them to reduce their need for day care.
FOR THE RECORD
November 18, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
TRASH COLLECTION FEES RAISED
November 18, 1992
Federal legislation regulating landfills has translated into higher trash collection costs for Lecompton residents. At the request of Lecompton Rural Refuse, the Lecompton City Council voted Monday to increase the monthly collection from $6.50 to $8.15, said Susie Hackathorn, city clerk.
REGENTS TO HEAR HEALTH CENTER PLAN
November 18, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday will receive status reports on state university engineering programs and act on a proposal to spend $4.4 million to modify the student health center at Kansas University. The board’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Suite 609 of Capitol Tower in Topeka.
SHIRLEY BRENTS
November 18, 1992
Memorial services for Shirley Carol Brents, 54, McLouth, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Linwood, with the Rev. Charles Dotson officiating. Private burial will follow in McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Brents died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CONSTANCE MCCLOUD
November 18, 1992
Services for Constance “Connie” J. McCloud, 49, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Nardin, Okla. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Nardin. Mrs. McCloud died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1992, at her home.
REVISED KU MISSION STATEMENT EXPANDS ON GOALSPURPOSES
November 18, 1992
A revised Kansas University mission statement presented Tuesday should carry KU into the next century as students, faculty and administrators seek to fulfill KU’s purpose. “It’s basically OK for a starting point,” said Robert Friauf, a professor of physics and astronomy who is a member of SenEx and is recognized by his peers as an expert on KU’s policies and procedures.
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November 18, 1992
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees today approved the hospital’s $35 million budget proposal. “It’s a conservative budget, but one I feel we can live with,” said Dennis Strathmann, chief financial officer for LMH. He said the $35,954,784 budget, an increase of 6.5 percent over 1992’s budget, was set up to handle any problem the hospital might face in 1993.
HEARING SCHEDULED FOR BURGLARY SUSPECTS
November 18, 1992
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 14 for two Kansas City, Kan., men arrested in connection with a Jefferson County burglary Nov. 8. Ronald Edwards, 22, and Robert Taylor, 23, were arrested in Leavenworth County shortly after the robbery was reported. Items stolen from a home southeast of Oskaloosa were found in the car they were driving.
FALSE ALARMS FIRE UP STUDENTS AT KU DORM
November 18, 1992
A series of intentional false fire alarms at a Kansas University residence hall has ended, at least for now, because of increased student awareness and outrage, officials say. “I think people were getting tired of it,” said Lisette Langley, president of Oliver Hall, which recently has been the target of a series of false alarms.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 18, 1992
DISMISSALS Susan MacCarthur, Ottawa; Howard McDaniel, Baldwin; Jeanetta Buzzard-Jaimez and baby girl, Lawrence.
S AMUSEMENTS ABUNDANT
November 18, 1992
When it comes to entertainment, Lawrence has more options than a chorus line has legs, Journal-World readers say. Movie theaters, golf courses, parks, dance halls and theater performances are among the many entertainment options in the city. And if you need help deciding where to begin, just ask the people who participated in the Journal-World survey of “The Best of Lawrence.”
CORRECTION
November 18, 1992
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World reported plants and animals were part of a new exhibit at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at Kansas University. The exhibit, “The Haunted Forest” New World Plants and Animals,” includes depictions of plants and animals in books from the department of special collections dating from 1555 to 1990.
PRO-LIFERS SHOW STRENGTH AT COUNTY GOP MEETING
November 18, 1992
The pro-life wing of the Douglas County Republican Party flexed its muscle at the party’s reorganizational meeting Tuesday night and in the process upset some longtime party workers. But Chris Miller, who was re-elected as chairman of the party’s central committee, is hopeful that in the next two years the party can heal the wounds created by the abortion issue.
FACULTY CRITICS PAN KU PLANS
November 18, 1992
Not everyone was happy with reforms unveiled Tuesday to help Kansas University cope with the budget austerity KU officials believe will be the hallmark of higher education in the 1990s and beyond. During a public forum at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art, Executive Vice Chancellor Ed Meyen announced a plan to transfer four academic departments and eliminate 17 academic degrees 15 on KU’s Lawrence campus, two at KU Medical Center.
CITY OKS PLAN TO MOVE CARRIAGE HOUSE
November 18, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to allow a resident of the Old West Lawrence Historic District to move a carriage house across her lot, despite a ruling from the state that the move would ruin the area’s historic quality. Because of the ruling, commissioners had to decide whether there were no “reasonable and prudent” alternatives to the project before a permit could be issued.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MAKING PLANS FOR FUTURE OF CONSTITUTION HALL
November 18, 1992
Kansas State Historical Society officials say money is available to complete renovation of Lecompton’s historic Constitution Hall, and they hope to see the community take an active role in planning the interpretive center to be housed there. Ramon Powers, historical society executive director, said the association has allocated $108,000 from the capital outlay fund and an additional $80,000 was collected from lottery revenue earmarked for economic development. He said the money will fund exterior work, such as new siding, roof repairs and reconstruction of a stairway.
SCHOOL CLASSIFIED WORKERS EARN PRAISE
November 18, 1992
Schoolteachers, principals and administrators carry the bulk of the responsibility for giving children a good education, but their jobs would be impossible without another group of people. They’re known collectively as classified employees, but they’re known individually as secretaries, custodians, paraprofessionals (classroom aides), school cooks and maintenance workers.
GOAL
November 18, 1992
Alice Fowler isn’t sure what Thursday has in store for her. Fowler, a 36-year smoker, plans to snuff out her last butt today, just in time for the Great American Smokeout, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
KU MUSEUM TO SHOW PART OF AIDS QUILT
November 18, 1992
Two 12-foot sections of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed Tuesday through Dec. 13 in the central court of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. The museum, along with other arts organizations, will recognize Dec. 1 as Day Without Art, in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s fifth annual World AIDS Day. As part of the KU museum’s observance, the exhibition “Keith Haring Prints, William Burroughs Text” has been extended through Dec. 1. New York artist Keith Haring died of AIDS in 1990.
CHIEFS TO HAND OUT FOOD TO NEEDY NEXT WEEK
November 18, 1992
The Chiefs are determined to spread some holiday cheer next week. Led by food drive organizer-defensive back Martin Bayless, all 58 of the Chiefs will congregate on Monday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.
S DAVIS QUITS TEAM
November 18, 1992
Ben Davis’ decision to transfer probably to Virginia to be reunited with former Oak Hill Academy (Va.) teammates Cory Alexander and Junior Burrough puts KU coach Roy Williams in a bit of a bind. Davis, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound sophomore from Fort Pierce, Fla., averaged 4.5 rebounds a game as a freshman, looking like a potential board force in his sophomore season.
CITY PANEL STUDIES REPEAT TAX BREAKS
November 18, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday to study the pros and cons of granting more than one property tax break to a single company. Commissioner John Nalbandian said this morning that he didn’t feel businesses should rely on tax breaks from city government to stay competitive.
TOO GOOD FOR SOME
November 18, 1992
Historically, Marathon Oil’s basketball team has fared well in its exhibition games against major college opponents. Last year, for instance, the Oilers as Dick Vitale has nicknamed them beat Syracuse by eight points and also stopped Missouri, 96-81.
QUESTIONS RAISED ON BALL FIELD ACCESS
November 18, 1992
A local attorney on Tuesday put a new wrinkle into city plans for providing more youth baseball fields by proposing that softball fields for adults be built at the Youth Sports Inc. sports complex. Tom Murray, also a Lawrence school board member, told commissioners that it would be easier for adults to get to the YSI complex than youth baseball players whose families have no transportation.
November 18, 1992
Steve Walker needed 28 rushing yards to reach the 1,000-yard plateau two weeks ago against Olathe North. He finished with four.
November 18, 1992
Most of them aren’t on the Lawrence school district payroll, but they’re in the schools day after day working side by side with teachers, principals, secretaries and others. They were honored Tuesday night at the annual “Friends of Education” reception, where each school in the district recognized an outstanding volunteer. The reception was held at South Junior High School.
FILM REKINDLES INTEREST IN MALCOLM X
November 18, 1992
Norm Yetman won’t forget the day he sat with 50 white people segregated in the balcony of a Philadelphia auditorium packed with 10,000 African-Americans. Yetman was at the Black Muslim rally in 1963 to hear the political voice of Malcolm X, a man feared and revered during the tumultuous 1960s.
BIG EIGHT SEASON STILL WIDE OPEN
November 18, 1992
There may be a possible Big Eight finish for every hotel on Waikiki Beach. Kansas football fans have Honolulu on their minds, and rightfully so. Unofficial odds of the Jayhawks playing in the Aloha Bowl on Christmas Day are about 2 to 1. But their chances of moving up are a lot better than their chances of moving down.
STOP-SMOKING ADVICE PLENTIFUL
November 18, 1992
When it comes to quitting smoking, everyone seems to give different advice. Some say quit cold turkey, others say taper down slowly. People say chewing gum helps. Others say chewing gum just makes you hungry.
POLICE, COURTS TO GET NEW PHONES
November 18, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners bought into a new phone system for police and other city offices Tuesday that could bring an end to busy signals that sometimes greet and frustrate callers. “The city is in the service business, and (police) are obviously a major service provider,” Mayor Bob Schulte said this morning. “If people have difficulty calling the police department, then we need to make changes.”
NUMBERS
November 18, 1992
A year ago this Saturday it was sunny in Lawrence, but the temperature was hovering just above the freezing mark and a chill wind was whipping out of the north. Was it really worth sitting in Memorial Stadium that afternoon and watching a 5-5 Kansas football team conclude its season against a 3-6-1 Missouri team?